May 18th – 22nd

Monday:  Victoria Day – no school
Tuesday: High Jump practice at lunch; Adventure Smart Presentations; Class photos and panorama; NO Bike race after school at DRSS It has been postponed until May 25th.
Wednesday: Intermediate Classes to Playland
Thursday: Shot put and long jump at lunch; Norman Foote Concert! Here at our school – 7 pm.
Friday: Crazy Hair Day!

Link to the proofs: Our Corrie Lindroos proofs are ready!  Deadline to order is Wed. May 20th CLICK HERE TO VIEW YOUR CHILD’S PROOFS:
The password is SES2015

What’s Happening Next Week

Thanks to the Because I am a Girl Club for raising over $100 today with their Fancy Fingers Nail Salon.  The money will go to help families in Nepal affected by the earthquake.


Mrs. Lapointe’s class went to Japan this week. Arigato!

What’s Happening Next Week:

Track and Field Practices start this week for grades 4- 6!

Tuesday:  POPCORN DAY!  High Jump practice at lunch in the gym; Mme Miller/Georgie-Embree’s class to Estuary (am)
Wednesday: Running Practice at lunch with Mme Lapp and Paxton; Mme Farstad and Verbeek’s classes to Estuary in morning, Mrs. Parker’s in the afternoon.
Thursday: Shot put and long jump practices at lunch; Mrs. Drinovz’ class is having a “Garage Sale” to raise money for people in developing countries. All items are $0.25, $0.50 or $1.00. It will be in their room between recess and lunch.
Friday: Did you know it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday?!

April 27th – May 1st

South Asian Arts

South Asian Arts

Some Grade 1's get a tour of the HSSS Woodwork shop with Mr. Carson.

Some Grade 1’s get a tour of the HSSS Woodwork shop with Mr. Carson.

Here is what’s happening next week:

Monday: Earth Kids at lunch
Tuesday: Inventors’ Club at Lunch
Wednesday: Get outside and play!
Thursday: Ready Set Learn, for preschoolers and new Kindies 9 – 11 am at Strong Start!
Friday: Earth Day Assembly at 9 am; Fancy Fingers Nail Salon $2 for fingernail painting at lunch in the Undercover Area – proceeds to Because I am a Girl.

Popcorn Day: Tuesday, May 5th
Norman Foote Concert: May 21st
Crazy Hair School Spirit Day: May 22nd
Topsy-Turvy School Spirit Day: May 29th

News and Week of April 13th – 17th

Message from Mrs. Paxton:
As some of you already know, I have accepted a principal position in SD #38 Richmond for September. My daughter is graduating from HSSS in June and will be attending UBC. My son and the rest of my family is in Vancouver and I’d like to be closer to them. I will be VERY sad to leave Squamish Elementary and SD #48, as I have been here for almost 18 wonderful years, but it is time for a new chapter in my life. I will miss everyone very much. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement over the years. At this time, we do not know who will replace me, but as soon as the position is filled, I will let everyone know.


Students and Mr. Thompson from Don Ross talked to our Grade 6’s on Thursday.

There is lots going on at school next week!

Monday: Earth Kids meets at lunch – all students welcome. Our reading Link Challenge team competes for the trophy at 6:30 in the Eagle Eye Theatre.

Tuesday: Inventors’ Club at lunch. Students can sign up at the office.

Wednesday: Local photographer, Corrie Lindroos, will start taking pictures and she will be here Thursday and Friday as well. Parent volunteers needed – see below! We sent home a flyer this week to tell you which day your child’s class will be on. We have a fire drill at 10:15 and at lunchtime the grade 5/6 French classes will be walking to the pool.

Thursday: Because I Am A Girl at lunch

Friday: Media Club, Cribbage Club and Running Club at lunch. Parent work party to build garden beds for the front of the school – 5 pm. Please join us!

Here is some additional information from the PAC:

  1.  We have Corrie Lindroos Photographycoming next Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. We really need volunteers (2 per day) to help to make sure this goes smoothly (and help with getting groups of kids out of the class without disruptions). If you can help on one of the days (half day (9:10 – 12:00 or 1:10 – 2:45, or all day)- please let the PAC know in the FB group or by email,
  2. Plant Fundraiser! Deadline for online (you can pay online) is May 1st and delivery is May 8th.  Great for Mother’s Day!
  3. Hot lunch forms were due today for the hot lunch on Wednesday, April 22nd.

April 7th – 10th

Welcome Back from Spring Break!  Hope you had a Happy Easter and Passover!

On Thursday there will be Because I Am A Girl at Lunch.

On Friday there is lots to do at lunch:  Media Club, Cribbage Club, Running Club.

The Book Fair is coming next week!  It will be open for your shopping enjoyment on Monday – Thursday, from 8:30 – 9:00, 12:10 – 12:55, and from 3:00 – 3:30.

Happy Spring Break!

Hello everyone.  We wish you a happy and safe Spring Break. See you back on Tuesday, April 7th.

A Leprechaun Feast

A Leprechaun Feast

Here are some dates to remember in April.

Popcorn Day: Tuesday the 7th $1/bag.

Scholastic Book Fair:  April 13th – 16th.  It will be open from 8:30 – 9:00, during lunch and from 3:00 – 3:30.

Spring Photos Fundraiser:  The PAC has organized a fundraiser with photographer Corrie Lindroos.  She will be taking individual photos, you will receive proofs and you are under no obligation to order. The photos will be taken over three days:  April 15th, 16th, 17th.  We will let you know which classes are on which days after the break.

Our PAC recently bought us a second Computers on Wheels  laptop cart and laptops with money they have raised – we are very grateful!

What’s Happening: March 16th – 20th

What’s Happening This Week:
Tuesday: Inventors’ Club at lunch
Wednesday: Ms. Miller/Georgie-Embree’s XC is CANCELLED
Thursday: Because I am a Girl at lunch
Friday: Cribbage, Media and Running Club at lunch; HOT LUNCH DAY!

Special Thanks to Kim Muller and Mme. Verbeek’s students for helping load our emergency preparedness supplies into the storage container!  Our Earthquake drill went so much more smoothly not having to lug the bins outside!